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St. Louis police fail to report crime data for months

Jun. 20, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Changes in the way St. Louis police record crime statistics have prevented the department from publicly publishing crime data for nearly six months, officials said. The problem is related to a switch the department made in December to a new way of...

Suburban St. Louis police chief resigns over new gun law

Jun. 19, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief has resigned over concerns about a new Missouri law that would ban police from enforcing federal gun rules. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Philip Dupuis, who had been the police chief of the city of...

Sheriff: Man charged in 1993 killing in Arnold has died

Jun. 18, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — A man charged last fall in a 1993 killing in the St. Louis area has died after a long illness, authorities said. Loril Harp, 69, had been hospitalized for several weeks and his death was expected, Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak said Friday....

Body of 14-year-old boy pulled from Creve Coeur Lake

Jun. 18, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — The body of a 14-year-old boy has been pulled from Creve Coeur Lake in suburban St. Louis, authorities there said. A Maryland Heights Fire Protection District search and rescue team found the boy’s body around 8 p.m. Thursday, about an...

Suburban St. Louis man charged in crash death of pedestrian

Jun. 18, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been charged with several counts in the January death of a man police say died when he was run over in his own yard while the suspected driver was high on fentanyl. Reginald Newtall, 40, of the Spanish Lake community in St....

1 of 2 ex-St. Louis officers convicted in civil rights case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been convicted of a civil rights violation for beating a Black undercover officer during protests in 2017, but the jury could not reach a verdict against a second former officer. Dustin Boone was convicted Thursday...

St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Jun. 17, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to “do it again” if faced with the same circumstances. ...

Last detainees moved out of troubled St. Louis jail

Jun. 17, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The last detainees held at a troubled jail in St. Louis were moved Thursday to the City Justice Center downtown, after years of criticism that the jail's conditions were inhumane. Mayor Tishaura O. Jones had promised to close the 56-year-old Medium...

St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters plead guilty to misdemeanor charges

Jun. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Former officer at Justice Center charged after inmate beaten

Jun. 17, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis City Justice Center corrections officer is charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly let two detainees into a cell and allowed let them beat another detainee. A St. Louis police report identified the officer involved in...